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Health

On July 30, Baskets of Care presented its 1,000th Comfort Bag to a patient who had been newly diagnosed with breast cancer. The presentation took place at Flower Hospital Medical Center in Sylvania.

The non-profit organization was established in 2010 to help women and men diagnosed with breast cancer navigate the confusing and frightening journey toward regaining their physical and emotional wellbeing.

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The Harris-Elmore Fire Department is reaching out to residents of the community with items that may assist during emergency situations.

An important part of responding quickly during an emergency is being able to identify the home of a potential victim. Homes should be properly numbered and the numbers should be in a visible location.

The department is offering residents a green reflective sign with their house numbers for a cost of $12, which includes installation.

Finding a residence is only part of a quick emergency response. Emergency workers must be able to gain access into a home during an emergency. Many people experience emergencies that prevent EMS or fire responders from gaining access into their homes. In those types of situations the department must make a forcible entry.

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A new law in Ohio will allow schools to take steps to improve access to life-saving epinephrine auto-injectors.

Earlier this year, state lawmakers passed House Bill 296, which allows undesignated (not prescribed for a specific child) epinephrine auto-injectors to be stocked in Ohio schools, as well as in residential and day camps. The legislation had unanimous support in the House and Senate and swift signing from the governor, with an emergency clause so that it could be immediately enacted.

“This law is critical because reports show that among children with peanut allergies who have experienced anaphylaxis at school, 25 percent had not previously been diagnosed with a food allergy,” said Kim Stanislo, president of the Ohio Association of School Nurses.

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